Senior police officer found dead in his car in Ankara

Photo: Senior police officer found dead in his car in Ankara / Turkey

A police chief working in Ankara Police Department's Anti-smuggling and Organized Crime Unit has been found dead in his car in Ankara's Dikmen district, the Hürriyet Daily News reported.

Authorities think police chief Hakan Yüksekdağ committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a gun, according to initial findings, Doğan News Agency reported.

The late police chief, a father of two, had been working at the Police Department in Ankara since 2011.

Yüksekdağ has been reported as having family issues and debts which may lead to his distress.

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